Ipsy Review – April 2020
This is one of Liz’s top recommendations if you are looking for a subscription box – the value and sample sizes are amazing. (Check out our list of the best beauty boxes for 2020 and our reviews of Cheap Subscription Boxes for more recommendations!)
(FYI – Just like Birchbox, Ipsy sends out many different variations of their bag each month – so my review is just one of the bag variations you might receive!)
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About Ipsy Glam Bag
The Subscription Box: Ipsy
The Cost: $12 a month + free US shipping. Save with an annual subscription.
The Products: Full-sizes and samples of makeup and beauty products. (Plus a makeup bag!)
Ships to: The US for free and Canada for $2.95
Delivered via: DHL or FedEx + USPS
My Ipsy Glam Bag April 2020 Review
Included is a card detailing each of the items.
Each month, Ipsy subscribers get a makeup bag in addition to their items. This month is so spring appropriate! It is a pale lavender-pink shade with abstract flowers and the cutest wooden zipper pull.
Seraphine Botanicals Berry + Juice 100% Vegan Lip Gel in ‘Rose Currant’, 0.2 fl oz – Full Size! Retail Value $19.00
I tend to like this brand, and especially their lip formulas! This is a totally wearable sheer formula, and quite a lovely one at that! It has a pearly shimmer and a pinkish peach base that enhances the natural shade of my lips without going overboard. It is also super hydrating and has a pleasant sweet scent.
Such a pretty shade! I will wear this a lot.
Helios ‘Livin’ Lovely’ Nail Polish, 0.5 fl oz – Full Size! Retail Value $12.50
I am such a sucker for a lavender-leaning nail polish. This exactly the sort of shade I already own multiples of, but will keep on buying and wearing forever. It is neutral enough to feel like it goes with anything, but still feels like I am wearing some color on my little stubby nails. Application was a breeze, though I do recommend 2 coats. I am really happy with how fast this dries too.
This shade also matches my Ipsy bag almost perfectly!
AHAVA 24K Gold Mineral Mud Mask, 0.51 fl oz – Estimated Value $20.40 (Buy a full-size 1.7 oz for $68.00, currently on sale for $51.00)
I think I liked this mask as much as I did because I didn’t find it drying at all, which is a godsend for my drier skin. It was also fun to have a metallic gold mask on my face and felt very fancy! I applied this generously to my face, let it dry for about 10 minutes, then rinsed it off. It took a little extra effort to rinse away, but left behind smooth and (dare I say) hydrated skin.
Araceli Beauty Chiquita Blending Brush – Retail Value $14.00
I am a brush junkie, and this is a nice addition to my eyeshadow-centric brush collection. The bristles are dense but still soft, made of a very convincing synthetic bristle. I also appreciate the minimal black handle and ferrule.
Thann Oatmeal Face Scrub, 15 g- Estimated Value $6.30 (Buy a full-size 100 g for $42.00)
If you are a reformed St. Ives enthusiast, this is a great alternative for you! It feels really similar in terms of texture, but instead of walnut shells it has apricot seed particles which are non-abrasive and so much better fo your face. It also smells amazing!
Verdict: My Ipsy Glam Bag was pretty well-stocked this month. I calculated a total estimated value of close to $72.20, which is totally awesome for a $12 bag. I am also thrilled with 3 full-size options inside too (I counted the brush in this!). The lip gloss and nail polish are exactly the sort of items and shades I would buy anyways, and I also loved the chance to try out the mask and scrub.
To Wrap Up:
Good to Know: Ipsy sends out variations. You may get a completely different bag than me.
Value Breakdown: At $12 for this box, here is what you are paying approximately per item:
- Seraphine Botanicals Lip Gel $3.16
- Helios Nail Polish $2.08
- Ahava Mask $3.39
- Araceli Beauty Brush $2.33
- Thann Face Scrub $1.05
Alternatively, each of the 5 items has an average cost of $2.40.
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What do you think of my April Ipsy Glam Bag? What items did you get in your bag?